Once a wallflower from the West Coast, I ventured to Chicago to pursue a degree in Art History.
When semesters spent buried in mountains of books became uninspiring, I took a summer off to explore the life of a professional cook at one of the city’s exciting new restaurants.
Amid the bustle of this restaurant kitchen, I discovered something inside so alive and sensual...
The earthy hue of shiitake mushroom broth, an artfully plated mango tart, the headiness of freshly roasted duck (and the occasional flirtation with the head chef as he corrected my knife skills); the interplay of flavors, colors & scents were as vivid as any Ren Hang photograph in Beijing.
I returned to my master’s program refreshed & inspired, but knew studying old paintings in a chilly museum basement would never offer the same stimulation - until I discovered the works of artists like Dong Xiaowan and Tizano who were inspired by the courtesans of the past. My favorite work featured Cora Pearl, a courtesan famous for her risqué dinner parties and who, like myself, enjoyed the multi-sensory experience of food, art & intimacy.
Like the women in these works of art, I too could choose a life full of savor and beauty.
This is where you come in…
You’re like me, work calls to you, but 9-5 life isn’t the be all end all. Work hasn’t completely dulled your spark, but you’re looking for a friend, a lover, perhaps even a long term mistress to fan the flames inside you. You may or may not be a cook, but you appreciate the flirtation of bodies brushing past each other. You’re seeking the warm banter and the gentle teasing that comes from two equals. You’ve been seeking someone who you can be vulnerable with, whether it be sharing a new recipe or a story you haven’t told anyone else.
Intimacy doesn’t scare you, you know that relationships like the best of wines takes time to build and grow into its fullest flavors.
Let me guide you to taste the meal we'll make together. Together, we’ll discover together over time why Cezanne said, “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art”
I would tell you how my cooking tastes, but I Would rather you find out yourself
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